A Boys’ Town staff sharing with Mr Desmond Lee (centre), Minister for Social and Family Development, and Mr Gerard Lee (right), Boys’ Town’s Chairman, the tools used to engage young clients.

Boys’ Town celebrated its 70th anniversary with an open house filled with a series of activities such as tours and exhibitions that showcased the work of the charity.

Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development, was the guest of honour at the Sept 15 event which also saw the official launch of Boys’ Town Adventure Centre (BTAC)’s Adventure Tower.

In his speech, Mr Lee lauded the BTAC’s Adventure Tower which uses “outdoor adventure to help children and youth build their confidence and self-esteem”.

He said organisations like Boy’s Town play a critical role in providing holistic and effective support for children and youth from disadvantaged families.

During the open house, exhibition panels were set up to highlight the key services of Boys’ Town. Staff were also on hand to share about the charity’s work with visitors.

There was also a photo exhibition showcasing the works of Boys’ Town’s residential youth from the Media Club.

In conjunction with the launch of the Adventure Tower, visitors were shown the different activities that can be conducted at the tower.

There are varying levels of difficulty in the rock climbing across three walls at the tower. Abseiling and quick jumping are also part of the myriad of activities available.

Visitors trying out rock climbing at the Boys’ Town Adventure Tower.

The Adventure Tower serves as an integral part of adventure therapy for Boys’ Town and developmental programmes are held using its facilities to help children and youth-in-need.

The tower was built with the donation from the late Dr Michael Fam. The launch was officiated by Mr Lee, Boys’ Town’s Chairman Gerard Lee, and Ms Anita Fam, who represented the Fam family.

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